GLSA 201801-14: Xen: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity:high
Title:Xen: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date:01/14/2018
Bugs: #627962, #634668, #637540, #637542, #639688, #641566
ID:201801-14

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Xen, the worst of which could allow for privilege escalation.

Background

Xen is a bare-metal hypervisor.

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected Architecture(s)
app-emulation/xen-tools < 4.9.1-r1 >= 4.9.1-r1 All supported architectures
app-emulation/xen < 4.9.1-r1 >= 4.9.1-r1 All supported architectures

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Xen. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact

A local attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Xen (QEMU) process on the host, gain privileges on the host system, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Xen users should upgrade to the latest version:

      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/xen-4.9.1-r1"
    

All Xen tools users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/xen-tools-4.9.1-r1"

References

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201801-14.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

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